YSR829 - Ethics And Professionalism

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Subject Title
Ethics And Professionalism

Subject Description
This subject is designed to introduce the students to general ethical principles and guidelines. Students learn how to effectively approach and professionally manage ethical dilemmas faced within the field of rehabilitation.

Credit Status
One Credit towards the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Gain a broad understanding of ethical principles in the field of rehabilitation.

2. Demonstrate an ability to apply ethical principles through in class discussions and case studies.

3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas through the implementation of an ethical decision-making model.

4. Evaluate and compare relevant Codes of Ethics.

5. Demonstrate an awareness of the concept of professionalism in the field of rehabilitation.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Successful completion of Year I Courses

Topic Outline

  • College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Canadian Code of Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Ethical Principles
  • Ethical Decision Making Model
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Application of Ethical Principles and Dilemmas
  • Resolution of Ethical Principles and Dilemmas
  • Other Ethical Decision Making Models
  • Other Relevant Codes of Ethics
  • Professionalism

Mode of Instruction
This subject is conducted as a round-table seminar with all students participating fully in discussion.

Prescribed Texts
No required text

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
 For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca Registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Assignment                                                                                    20%
Mid Test                                                                                           25%
In-class - Case Discussion and Debate Groups (2x10%)   20%
Final Exam                                                                                      35%
                                                                     Total                          100%

Approved by: Lisa Somers